Philippians 3:1-3

A devotional commentary of Philippians 3:1-3.

Devotional Commentary of Philippians 3:1-3

Philippians 3:1-3

Living Triumphantly In The Lord (Philippians 3:1-3)

In 2 Chronicles 32, there are some great words of encouragement. However, to grasp their significance, we need to understand the context in which they were expressed. Hezekiah, King of Judah, had broken a treaty which existed between Judah and Assyria. Sennacherib, King of Assyria, had decided to invade Judah and punish Hezekiah.

When Hezekiah heard of Sennacherib’s invasion, he went into action to defend Jerusalem. But it would take more than Judah’s might to save the city from the onslaught of the powerful armies of Sennacherib. So Hezekiah encouraged the people by declaring that “with him (ie., Sennacherib) is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.”

Likewise, we have the Lord to help us and to fight our battles. Therefore, these words should encourage us to live triumphantly in the Lord.

In Philippians 3:1-3, Paul provided three additional keys for living triumphantly in the Lord.

They are:

  • Rejoice in the Lord (3:1a)
  • Recognize false teachers (3:1b-2)
  • Realize our true standing in Christ (3:3)

Our hope and victory is in the Lord alone! May God impress this truth upon our hearts today!

Devotional Commentary of Philippians

Philippians 1:1-11 | Philippians 1:12-18 | Philippians 1:19-26 | Philippians 1:27-30

Philippians 2:1-4 | Philippians 2:5-11 | Philippians 2:12-18 | Philippians 2:19-24 | Philippians 2:25-30

Philippians 3:1-3 | Philippians 3:4-11 | Philippians 3:12-16 | Philippians 3:17-21

Philippians 4:1-7 | Philippians 4:8-9 | Philippians 4:10-23

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